Roost Records was acquired by Morris Levy in 1958 and incorporated into Roulette Records.
In addition Morris Levy was owner of the Birdland jazz club,and it was a jazz club started in
New York City on December 15, 1949.
Teddy Reig produced the Count Basie orchestra through its most prolific and popular period.
He extensively recorded the Count Basie Orchestra and other jazz musicians and singers.
I found an interesting story about the relationship between Basie and Teddy.
Producer friend Bob Porter noted that “Reig was a real master with Basie. The Count Basie
band that Teddy produced on Roulette never sounded better anywhere, before or after.
Teddy really knew what that band was supposed to sound like and he always got it.”
Last year, all Basie’s works of Roulette era has been re-released in Japan.Go Here
This series was supervised by Shouji Sugawara ‘菅原正二’.
Mr.Sugawara is most famous jazz cafe ‘Basie’s owner.
I went to ‘Basie’ about three years ago in Ichinoseki in Iwate Prefecture.
I guess ‘Basie’ is a sacred place of jazz cafe in Japan.